Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Sons of Feminism, Call for Submissions

BOOK PROPOSAL, ed. Janice Fiamengo

I am seeking to publish a book with the provisional title *Sons of Feminism* (2017) about the experience of men growing up and finding their way in a post-feminist world.

My main audience for the book is ordinary men and women (especially women) who think feminism is about equality and justice for women.  I want them to have a glimpse of
what it is like to be on the other side of that so-called quest for justice.

Experiences of public school, post-secondary education, the work-force (affirmative action, sexual harassment legislation, etc.), the post-feminist family, dating, sexuality, marriage, divorce, and identity are all welcome. Please message me or contact me via email (fiamengo@uottawa.ca).

I invite personal narratives of approximately 3000-5000 words in response to the questions, 'How has feminism affected you? How has it impacted your life?’ Please structure your piece as a personal essay, with an introduction and conclusion, and using as much concrete detail as necessary to make your case about how feminism has affected you. The balance between the personal and the expository can vary depending on your purpose and perspective.

I will edit your piece as necessary for grammatical correctness and stylistic cohesion. I will not change the content without contacting you.

Anonymity if requested. Please spread the word to anyone who might be interested in contributing.

Deadline: August 31, 2016
Further info, or send your story to:  Fiamengo@uOttawa.ca

Please Note:  Proceeds from the sale of the book are intended to benefit men and boys. In the event of self-publication, each contributor, including the editor and any other behind the scenes contributors at the discretion of the editor, will be offered an honorarium during 2018, as a percentage of the first year's profit from book sales after expenses. Profit in subsequent years will be donated to Studio Brulé in order to support education and production efforts. In the case of commercial publication, alternative arrangements will be made.